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Understanding Diseases Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Some of the bacteria that may cause a nosocomial infection are _____.

Question 2 2. Not washing your hands while in a hospital would most likely _____.

Question 3 3. All of the following are examples of fomites EXCEPT:

Question 4 4. Which of the following reflects disease transmission by direct contact?

Question 5 5. The chemical juglone is secreted by ______.

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Question 6 6. What relationship below is NOT an example of amensalism?

Question 7 7. Carter has worms in his intestines and beneficial bacteria in his gut. How would we distinguish the relationships he has with these two life forms?

Question 8 8. Two or more organisms of a different species living in a relationship where all benefit is referred to as _____.

Question 9 9. Clinical disease is best described as:

Question 10 10. Which scenario is consistent with a patient suffering from a clinical disease?

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Question 11 11. You start to feel sick but have yet to experience the full onset of clinical signs and symptoms. Which stage of disease is this?

Question 12 12. Which of the following statements about the period of convalescence is FALSE?

Question 13 13. Which of the following groups is an example of systemic diseases?

Question 14 14. What is the difference between an acute disease and a chronic disease?

Question 15 15. If you go to the doctor because you are sick and the doctor warns you to limit your contact with other people and stay away from school or work, what kind of disease can you assume you have?

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Question 16 16. What is the difference between a communicable disease and a noncommunicable disease?

Question 17 17. How would you classify an epidemic of a particularly virulent disease that spreads to large parts of the world's continents?

Question 18 18. The Spanish Flu of 1918 was an example of a(n) _____.

Question 19 19. Which of the following is a disease NOT caused by an infection?

Question 20 20. Eileen kept having recurring cases of strep throat and was missing a lot of school. Her mother found out that Eileen's teacher had been letting the students get drinks from the water fountain with cups brought from home. The children were reusing the cups and never taking time to wash them. The cup in Eileen's desk contained the _____ for her strep throat.

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Question 21 21. Amy contracted E. coli after dining at a restaurant where the chef did not wash his hands properly after a bowel movement. She ended up with a fever, severe stomach cramps, and diarrhea. This is an example of:

Question 22 22. Candida is a form of yeast that exists naturally in a person's genitourinary and gastrointestinal tracts. Candida does not typically cause harm to the body, but instead lives in a peaceful co-existence with its host. This is an example of:

Question 23 23. _____ refers to the degree of pathogenicity of a microbe.

Question 24 24. How can we distinguish virulence from pathogenicity?

Question 25 25. What does an antiseptic do?

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Question 26 26. What is the purpose of a vaccine?

Question 27 27. A hospital-acquired infection is referred to as a _____.

Question 28 28. How do vectors differ from fomites?

Question 29 29. Types of amensalism include ______.

Question 30 30. A relationship between two different species of organisms where one benefits and the other is hurt is known as _____.

Understanding Diseases Chapter Exam Instructions

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